Adult Art Class Helper
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Artists Creating Together

Adult Art Class Helper

You’ll support professional teaching artists in classes for adults with disabilities, such as Art of Gardening, Creative Movement, Printmaking, and Drumming. The classes, combined with your encouragement, will help students build social skills and self-confidence through artistic accomplishment and creative fellowship. Classes are 10-15 students who are 16 years or older. Check out the current schedule of classes to see which ones match your strengths and time.

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1-2 hours/week for 6-10 weeks
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Belknap Lookout
1140 Monroe Ave NW Suite 4101
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 1140 Monroe Ave NW
Suite 4101
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Is This the Right Fit for Me?

You’re ready to step up when needed to show off some dance moves or get your hands dirty in some art supplies. You get that everyone has unique abilities and something important to offer. You love the way the arts can reveal things about people or teach us all lessons. You know that we’re all in this together, and that offering a safe environment is important. While you certainly don’t need to be a professional artist, your art skills are welcome!

About Artists Creating Together

Artists Creating Together empowers individuals with disabilities to learn, grow, and celebrate through the arts. ACT connects teaching artists with individuals who have disabilities at all life stages. These specially trained instructors are professional working artists who provide unique programming to students with differing needs in a variety of settings. From partnership with local rehabilitation hospitals to community-wide educational events, these teachers provide art and creative expression programming and classes that enrich and improve the lives of people with disabilities in every corner of Grand Rapids.

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What Others are Saying

“My favorite part about volunteering at ACT is the opportunity to interact with people who are different from me. Everyone is so friendly and enjoys what they are doing. I also enjoy meeting new interns and volunteers through ACT.”


Contact the Organization

If you’re ready to ask some questions and get started, contact the Artists Creating Together directly.

Angela Steele Executive Director 616-885-5866

What to Expect

Fill out the volunteer application, and an ACT staff member will call or email you to schedule a volunteer orientation. During orientation, you and the ACT staff person will decide which volunteer area is a good fit for you, based on the interest areas you select in the form.